Randhawa shows signs of form, Chopra stays in lead
Johor Bahru (Malaysia): Jyoti Randhawa, desperately in need of a good finish to bolster his ranking and confidence, was four-under through five holes in the third round of the rain-hit Iskandar Johor Open which was reduced to a 54-hole affair on Saturday.
Randhawa, who shot 69 and 70 in the first two rounds, rose with four birdies in five holes in the third when play was halted due to bad weather.
From three-under at 49th after the second round, he rose to 16th at seven-under for the tournament. He was six behind the leader Daniel Chopra, who played just one hole in the third round and the whole day today.
Only two other Indians made the cut. Shiv Kapur, one-under through eight in third round and five-under for the tournament, was 29th and Rahil Gangjee, even through five in third and also even for the tournament, was 51st.
With the cut coming at two-under 140, prominent Indians missing the cut included Jeev Milkha Singh (73-68) by one shot, Anirban Lahiri (71-71), Gaurav Ghei (73-70), Himmat Rai (75-69) and Sujjan Singh (73-71).
Chopra will defend a two-shot advantage over 17 holes after organisers reduced the Iskandar Johor Open to a 54-hole affair today.
Chopra, a two-time PGA Tour winner, was 13-under after playing the first hole before play was suspended at 3pm local time due to heavy downpour at the USD 2 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Don't give any importance to Ramgopal Yadav's remarks: Mulayam Singh Yadav
- Watch: Report on delayed development in Ayodhya
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town